ABOUT THE PROJECT
Trans X Turkey is the name of the first Internet portal about and for transgender people in Turkey.
It has been developed from trans* perspective and will be realized by trans* people.
We use the spelling form trans* to communicate any variability and any identity of gender expression.
Our target is to produce visibility for trans* in Turkey
- to create interceding media
- to show reality and society from a trans* perspective to all corners of the world.
- to raise awareness and thinking about human rights and gender
- to publish best practice models how to fight against assaults by the state and society
- to encourage individuals who do not conform with the official gender roles
- to inform, to educate and to entertain beyond stereotypes
- a transfer of experience and networking in Turkish, European and www-context
- a community-driven, participatory website, Trans X Turkey
- a feature length documentary, Trans X Istanbul
- training on new media skills for trans*
- training on advocacy and capacity building
- recording, monitoring and publishing of trans* history and news
- a traveling cinema tour throughout Turkey
- national and international pressure against impunity of the so called hate crimes
We tell stories about
- normal life with the facets of everyday life, philosophy, history, courage and humour
- the ability to act spontaneously and humorously for the own dignity and rights
- mechanisms of discrimination and violence, the intersection of violence by the state and social gender construction
- manifestations and demonstrations, monitoring of trials, law campaigns on the issue of gender identity
- the neighborhoods where trans* people live and the changes that come along with gentrification
This is not an oriental love song
The project activities are aiming on changing perspectives: Not society is going to support Trans*. But Trans* are the one who are developing civil society and offering new perspectives and potential to society. Within the last two years Trans* groups have started educational work for society, hosted panels, demonstrations and manifestations and have held lectures to students at universities.